Association for Asian Studies

Website: http://www.asian-studies.org/

Founded in 1941, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is the largest society of its kind in the world. It is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia. It seeks through publications, meetings, and seminars to facilitate contact and an exchange of information among scholars to increase their understanding of East, South, and Southeast Asia. It counts among its members scholars, business people, diplomats, journalists, and interested lay persons.

Laurel Kendall, [email protected]

Vice President
Katherine Bowie, [email protected]

Journal of Asian Studies  


The Journal of Asian Studies has long been recognized as the most authoritative and prestigious publication in the field of Asian studies. This quarterly has been published regularly since 1941, offering Asianists a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere. Published in February, May, August, and November, each issue contains: 4-5 feature articles on topics involving the history, arts, social sciences, philosophy, and contemporary issues of East, South, and Southeast Asia.

Education About Asia  

Now in its eighth year, Education About Asia aims to enhance understanding of Asia-an area that now accounts for 57% of the world's population-and to enable educators to prepare your students for the world of the 21st century.

Bibliography of Asian Studies  

The only source of its kind, each volume arranges entries by geographical area and subject. Also featured is an alphabetically organized authors' index, which allows individual entries to be located within seconds.

Asian Studies Newsletter 

An invaluable resource for all those involved in Asian studies, the Asian Studies Newsletter is published four times per year (February, May, October, and December).